Working with Physiotherapist Assistants

Physiotherapists frequently utilize physiotherapist support personnel in different environments to assist in the delivery of physiotherapy care to their patients. When using physiotherapist support personnel, registrants are responsible to assess each patient to determine a plan of care before assigning aspects of that care to a physiotherapist support person.

Once assigned, the physiotherapist supervises the care and continues to have responsibility for the patient. Other responsibilities include ensuring the competence of the physiotherapist support person, providing adequate supervision, and performing ongoing assessments.

The College’s expectations of registrants when assigning and supervising care provided by physiotherapist support personnel are described in the Working with Physiotherapist Assistants.